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Schedule for 11th Social Informatics Research Symposium: The Impacts of Social Informatics Research

Please join us as part of ASIS&T 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri for the 11th SIG SI Research Symposium, to be held on Saturday, November 7th, 2015, from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. We will be in Grand C, on the fourth floor right near the elevators and escalators.

The symposium, subtitled “The Impacts of Social Informatics Research,” will include presentations of research with particular focus on the impact of social informatics work on industry, government, local/national/global community groups, individuals, information systems, and other practice contexts. The symposium will also include presentations of the best social informatics paper awards for 2014.

We also will be holding a SIG SI Social Dinner on Saturday evening starting shortly after 6:30pm. Those interested can meet at the SIG KM Happy Hour at that time and walk over together, or we will also post the restaurant on the Facebook event page (viewable without login).

As always, we expect a lively and engaging discussion, and hope to see you there!

OrganizersPnina Fichman and Howard Rosenbaum (of Indiana University), co-chairs of SIG SI
Symposium sponsored by SIG SI and the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics.

Symposium Schedule

Note: The following schedule has been edited to reflect the actual schedule of the symposium as it transpired.

8:30-8:45 Welcome

8:45-9:25 Papers:

8:45-9:05 Social Informatics and the Study of ICTs in Marginalised Communities
Natalie Pang and Schubert Foo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

9:05-9:25 “Dude… I Zone Out Like That All the Time”: Banter as Phatic Communication in the Context of Online Discussion Forums Focused on Illicit Behavior
Kaitlyn Costello (Rutgers University); John D. Martin III and Ashlee Edwards (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

9:25-9:45 Break

9:45-10:45 Panel: IT Education and iSchools: How to Develop the Scholarly Layer?
Laura I. SpearsMarcia A. MardisNicole Alemanne, and Charles R. McClure (Florida State University). Panelists: Mardis, Ken Fleischmann (University of Texas at Austin), Susan Winter (University of Maryland, College Park), Larry Dennis (Florida State University), and Flora McMartin (Broad-Based Knowledge LLC).

10:45-11:45 Papers:

10:45-11:05 Human Rights Values in Social Informatics Research: A Case from Indonesia
Abdul Roman (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

11:05-11:25 Striving for Research Impact: The Peculiar Case of the AIS Bright ICT Initiative
Jonathan P. Allen (University of San Francisco)

11:25-11:45 Managing the Unimaginable: Applying a Social Informatics Lens to Keep the Human in Big Data
Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson and Simon Buckingham Shum (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

11:45-12:15 Awards:

11:45-12:15 Best Social Informatics Paper ($1,000)
Techno-social Life: The Internet, Digital Technology, and Social Connectedness
Mary Chayko (Rutgers University)
Published in July 2014 in Sociology Compass vol. 8 no. 7, pp. 976-991

12:15-12:25 Wrap-up (Emad Khazraee)

12:25-12:30 Concluding comments (Howard Rosenbaum and Pnina Fichman)


Early bird (through Sept. 25th): $100
Regular: $120
($10 discount for SIG SI members)